Thursday Cup O’ Coffee

Daily links for U.S. politics.


John Sides pushes back against the popular (but inaccurate) opinion that poor whites vote Republican against their own economic interests:

Jonathan Chait disagrees and demonstrates he has not looked at the data:

Larry Bartels responds to Chait and supports Sides:

And oh yeah, Andrew Gelman wrote a book about this, like 4 to 5 years ago, where he supplies considerably more data than the three posts above to show that the poor overwhelmingly vote Democratic:


Mitt slips in Michigan polls:

Congress has extended the payroll tax cut through the end of the year:

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